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A Man Who Was Superman (2008)

Syoo-peo-maen-i-sseo-deon sa-na-i (original title)
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A snobbish producer makes a documentary about the extraordinary behavior of her neighbor who believes himself to be Superman.


Yoon-chul Chung (as Yoon-Chul Chung)


Yoon-chul Chung (screenplay) (as Yoon-Chul Chung), Jin-ho Yun (screenplay)





Credited cast:
Jung-min Hwang ... Superman
Ji-hyun Jun ... Song Soo-jung (as Gianna Jun)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gil-seung Bang Gil-seung Bang
Woo-hyuk Choi Woo-hyuk Choi ... Superman - child
Ji-hee Jin ... Hee-jeong / Ji-yeong
Hie-bong Jo Hie-bong Jo ... Recording engineer
Gi-seok Kim Gi-seok Kim
Young-hwa Seo Young-hwa Seo ... Hee-jeong's mother
Woo-seon Seon Woo-seon Seon ... Miss Kim


A snobbish producer makes a documentary about the extraordinary behavior of her neighbor who believes himself to be Superman.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama


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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]


South Korea



Release Date:

31 January 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman ieotdeon sanai See more »

Filming Locations:

Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea See more »


Box Office


$4,250,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CJ Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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More than an ordinary comedy........
12 June 2009 | by sushant_v1See all my reviews

i m now a big fan of Korean movies , its only been an year since i started watching them . initially i was only aware of serious Korean movies like OLDBOY , THE HOST ,MEMORIES OF MURDER. then i came across some beautiful romantic movies like THE CLASSIC , MY LITTLE BRIDE and of course MY SASSY GIRL.

Ever since i saw MY SASSY GIRL i have become a big fan of Ji-Hyun Jun, so soon i saw WINDSTRUCK , IL MARE(SIWOREA) and i then came across this movie A MAN WHO WAS SUPERMAN .

i was going to watch this movie solely for the actress ,and i thought this will be just like one of those simple light hearted Korean comedy movies. But soon i found that i was really involved with the story ,the concept is good , the performance by the lead actor Jeong-min Hwang is also very touching . You really try and relate to his character.

The movie though starts of as a light comedy soon turns into something more intense . The movie has a beautiful message that deals with people and what they are doing to their environment ,and also about how people are so afraid to do the right thing. And most importantly it has been presented in a very realistic manner , by not being overly preachy.

The movie reminded me of K PAX and the more recent SEVEN POUNDS because of the human element.if u liked those movies u ll love this too.

This movie is a must watch.

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